Tawfik Abu Al-Huda

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Tawfik Abu al-Huda
Hussein, with Prime Minister Tawfiq Abul Huda - Throne ceremony.jpg
Prime Minister of Jordan
In office
4 May 1954 – 30 May 1955
Monarch King Hussein
Preceded by Fawzi al-Mulki
Succeeded by Sa`id al-Mufti
Prime Minister of Jordan
In office
25 July 1951 – 5 May 1953
Monarch King Talal
Preceded by Samir al-Rifai
Succeeded by Fawzi al-Mulki
Prime Minister of Jordan
In office
28 December 1947 – 12 April 1950
Monarch Abdullah I
Preceded by Samir al-Rifai
Succeeded by Sa`id al-Mufti
Personal details
Born 1895
Akka, Palestine
Died July 1956
Amman, Jordan
Political party Independent
Religion Sunni Islam

Tawfik Abu al-Huda (Arabic: توفيق ابو الهدى‎‎) (also known as Tawfik Pasha Abul-Huda) (1894 – 1 July 1956) served several terms as Prime Minister of Jordan. First he served as Prime minister of Transjordan from September 28, 1938 to October 15, 1944, and he served another term from December 28, 1947 to April 12, 1950. Between July 25, 1951 and May 5, 1953 and from May 4, 1954 to May 30, 1955 he served as Prime Minister of Jordan. During his last term as Prime Minister, he tried to consolidate the power of King Hussein by holding parliamentary elections which many accused of being fraudulent. His terms are notable for the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, during which Transjordan conquered the West Bank, and the forced abdication of King Talal.

Tawfik Abu al-Huda was of Palestinian descent. He was married to the sister of the Ottoman banker in Amman.

Career[edit]

  • Army officer - 1915
  • Employee in Damascus - 1920
  • Director of the Department of Antiquities, 1929[1]
  • Head of Procurement in Transjordan
  • Director of Land Registration Directorate
  • Formed his first government - 28 September 1938
  • Prime Minister during World War II
  • Formed his last government - 24 October 1954

In office[edit]

Abul al-Huda formed 12 governments during his service as a prime minister which lasted beyond the entire era of World War II in the Middle East.

× Formation Resignation Monarch
1 28 September 1938 6 August 1939 King Abdullah I
2 6 August 1939 24 September 1940 King Abdullah I
3 25 September 1940 27 July 1941 King Abdullah I
4 29 July 1941 18 May 1943 King Abdullah I
5 19 May 1943 14 October 1944 King Abdullah I
6 18 December 1947 3 May 1949 King Abdullah I
7 7 May 1949 12 April 1950 King Abdullah I
8 25 July 1951 7 September 1951 King Talal
9 8 September 1951 27 September 1952 King Talal
10 30 September 1952 5 May 1953 King Hussein
11 4 May 1954 21 October 1954 King Hussein
12 24 October 1954 28 May 1955 King Hussein

Death[edit]

Tawfik Pasha was found dead, hanging in bathroom at his house in 1956 in an apparent suicide.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "DoA Historical Background". Department of Antiquities. Retrieved 2017-02-10. 
  2. ^ "rulers.org". Retrieved 21 April 2009. 

External links[edit]

Political offices
Preceded by
Samir al-Rifai
Prime Minister of Jordan
1947–1950
Succeeded by
Sa`id al-Mufti
Preceded by
Samir al-Rifai
Prime Minister of Jordan
1951–1953
Succeeded by
Fawzi al-Mulki
Preceded by
Fawzi al-Mulki
Prime Minister of Jordan
1954–1955
Succeeded by
Sa`id al-Mufti